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Congratulations on your admission to Villanova University as a member of the Class of 2021. Given the number of well-qualified candidates who sought admission this year, you should feel great pride in this achievement. I truly hope you will be among the students arriving on campus in August to begin your educational experience with our community.READ MORE
At Villanova, faculty, students, staff and the Augustinian friars are united in a passionate pursuit of knowledge and service to others. This mutual commitment to Veritas, Unitas, Caritas – Truth, Unity, Love – serves as a living embodiment of the University’s mission and heritage, and creates exciting opportunities for personal growth and intellectual development.
Villanova University is committed to providing a unique educational experience for the more than 6,000 students pursuing degrees in the 50-plus programs each year. Our campus is energized by distinguished and nationally-recognized faculty who, through small class sizes and in-depth classroom dialogue, get to know our students and create meaningful relationships that last a lifetime. We take great pride in our ability to prepare young people for successful careers and rewarding lives.
As you consider your college options, I invite you to learn more about the distinctive benefits of an education at Villanova, where you will have the ability to ignite change in your life and the lives of others. We welcome the opportunity to have you as a member of our community, and we are available to answer any questions you may have. Congratulations again on your acceptance to Villanova and best wishes as you make the important choice of the school that is right for you.
Ignite Change. Go Nova.
Rev. Peter M. Donohue, O.S.A., PhD
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Your hard work has paid off, and you’re officially a member of the Class of 2021! Now it’s time to check the fun stuff off your list – click the links below to learn how to set up your meal plan, apply for housing, purchase some swag, and most importantly, meet your future classmates!
*Students must submit deposit before updating email, housing or meal plan.LEARN MORE
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Submit your non-refundable admission deposit of $700 by May 1, 2017, by using the online payment option through your status page or by calling (610) 519-5250 during regular business hours no later than 5:00 p.m. (EDT). Visa and MasterCard are accepted through the online payment option which will automatically bill the credit card provided for the amount of your deposit.
If you’re considering changing the major to which you have been admitted, you must submit a written request to firstname.lastname@example.org, or to the Office of University Admission, Change of Major Committee, 800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA 19085. Please note that if you request to change your major prior to the start of classes on August 24, 2017, your application will be once again reviewed by the Admission Committee for the new major selected.
Please note that once you begin classes at Villanova University, your change of major request within the same academic college is processed through the appropriate dean's office. Should you decide to change academic colleges once enrolled, you must submit a formal application to the college to which you would like to transfer. Once you are accepted to a particular college at Villanova University, there is no guarantee of acceptance to another academic college.
Villanova University may rescind your admission at any time during the admission process and prior to your enrollment in the event that you should engage in conduct or behavior which, in the University’s judgement, would constitute a violation of the University’s Code of Student Conduct.
Your academic advisor and course schedule will be given to you in the middle of August, before New Student Orientation. An advisor will be assigned by academic major or college.
Yes, you will need a computer to participate in coursework. Find out more about recommendations on laptop specifications. A Purchase Program for students is available to purchase a machine that meets the minimum requirements as decided by each college, however no laptops will be sold on campus.
Questions regarding AP and IB credit should be addressed to the Dean's Office of the College to which you were admitted.
Although the policies for Villanova's colleges may vary, you can assist in having your AP or IB grade reports arrive at Villanova in a timely manner by entering Villanova, School Code 2959, on the answer sheet at the time of testing. This will facilitate the processing of AP or IB credits which may result in a course schedule change for fall semester.
If Villanova is not listed as a score recipient on the grade report mailed to you by the testing service, Villanova will not receive your results. You can request that your grade report be sent to Villanova through the AP Reporting Services website or the IBO Results Service website.
A Learning Community is an educational environment that integrates the academic and residential aspects of a student’s first year at college. At Villanova, Learning Communities mean that students share the same professor for their freshman seminar course and live in the same residence hall. We believe by aligning students and faculty in the classroom and the residence hall, the Learning Communities maximize student interaction by creating an integrated learning experience inside and outside the classroom. As a result, students in Learning Communities tend to form closer friendships with their hall mates/classmates and faculty, and therefore have a richer intellectual experience in each setting. For more information, please go to the Learning Communities website.
Your meal plan contract is completed online through MyNova. There are several meal plans offered. The plans available to you will vary based on your housing status. Meal plan registration opens after housing contracts are submitted (sometime after May 1, 2017). Detailed information about all meal plans and directions for choosing your meal plan are located on the Dining Services website.
First-year students living on campus, must choose a meal plan by June 17, 2017. If you do not choose a meal plan you will be defaulted into the unlimited meal plan. You will have until August 31, 2017 to make an adjustment to your plan. After this date, you will be unable to change,add to or cancel your meal plan until the following semester. Please read your Villanova Dining Services meal plan contract for additional detailed information.
Your housing contract is completed online and will be made available starting on May 1, 2017. Only those incoming freshmen who have been admitted as resident students and who have paid their admission deposit will be able to submit a housing contract. Please note that the University requires approximately three days to process an admission deposit. All housing applications must be completed and submitted by June 1, 2017.
The Office for Residence Life employs a multi-step process for assigning incoming freshmen to residence halls. New residents are assigned roommates based on gender, date of admission deposit, enrollment in designated Learning Communities and—when possible—preferences specified in a questionnaire that accompanies the Housing Application. Students—not parents—should complete this questionnaire.
In order to honor the University’s three-year housing guarantee, almost all incoming students reside in either a double room or a converted triple room (a traditional double room with added furniture to accommodate three students). A small percentage of students reside in single rooms or rooms designed to accommodate three or four students.
Incoming students are assigned to converted triple rooms or non-traditional freshman halls in reverse date of admission deposit order, beginning with the latest dates of deposit and working backwards. For example, a student who deposits in May or April is more likely to be assigned to a converted triple room or a non-traditional freshman hall than a student who deposits in March or earlier. We anticipate that at least half of the Fall 2017 incoming class will reside in converted triple rooms.
Students who reside in a converted triple room at the start of a semester will receive a discount equal to 1/3 of the room rate (approximately $1,000 - $1,250) for that semester. This discount is not available to students who reside in rooms specifically designed to accommodate three or four students. Students seeking a less expensive room option may request assignment to an upperclass hall with a less expensive room rate (if available) by contacting email@example.com.
Freshman residents may not select or request a specific residence hall or room. Given the anticipated number of students residing in converted triple rooms, students may not request to room with one particular student. However, Residence Life will make a reasonable effort to accommodate requests to room as a group of three in a converted triple room provided that:
• Interest in residing together is shared by all three students
• Each student has designated each other as preferred roommates in the Housing Application
• The request is received by June 1, 2017
First-year students may be housed in halls on all areas of campus. Most first-year students are normally housed in double or converted triple rooms in Caughlin, Good Counsel, Katharine, McGuire, Moriarty, O’Dwyer, St. Monica and Stanford Halls. When housing demand exceeds space in traditional freshman halls, students may also be housed in Delurey, Fedigan, O’Dwyer, St. Mary’s or Simpson Halls.
Freshman residence halls are predominantly co-educational and range in size from 50 to 520 residents. Halls may be designated as single-gender depending on the gender distribution of the incoming class.
Students who are admitted to the University as “residents” are guaranteed three consecutive years (six consecutive semesters) of on-campus housing beginning with the fall semester of the academic year of their admission. Students who forego one semester or more of housing for any reason (i.e. participation in a study abroad or internship program or deferred acceptance) are not guaranteed an additional semester(s) of housing in their fourth year. Residents who withdraw or take a leave of absence from University housing at any point during the eligibility period will lose their guarantee of on-campus housing. Those interested in returning to campus following an authorized leave may be housed as space permits.
Housing assignments are available to all resident students during the last week of July. The information provided will include your residence hall, room number, telephone number, email address and V.U. Box number, as well as the name, address and home phone number of your roommate. For more general information regarding living on campus, please visit the Residence Life website.
ADMITTED STUDENT EVENTS
April 22, 2017
Candidates’ Day is an ideal time for prospective Villanovans and their families to learn more about our community, academic programs and campus activities. Get an up-close-and-personal look at our beautiful suburban campus, talk to faculty and current students, and even grab a meal in one of our award-winning dining halls!
We are taking the show on the road! You and your family are invited to join us at a welcome event in your area. Click on the link below for more information and to register for an event in your city.
Curious what types of classes you will be taking in your first year? Wondering what the food is like on campus? You will have the opportunity to have all of your questions answered during these 45-minute sessions that feature a panel of current students. You may sign up for a panel specific to the academic college to which you were admitted, or for a General Session, which will include a panel of current students in a variety of majors. Academic college panels will offer you the opportunity to interact with college representatives and students in your designated academic college. The panel will be followed by a one-hour student-led walking tour of campus, and you will be given a coupon to enjoy an on-campus lunch on us!